Robert M. Reece, MD, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine (Retired), formerly Director of the Child Protection Program at Tufts Medical Center, Boston.
Dr. Reece directed the Pediatric Emergency Room at Boston City Hospital from 1974-1978. He practiced pediatrics in Falmouth between 1978 and 1988 while continuing with his Child Protection Program at Boston City Hospital from 1978 to 1989 and at Boston Children’s Hospital from 1987-1989. In 1989 he was Director of the Child Protection Program at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, returning to Boston and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in 1993. From 1994 until 2010, he was a member of the pediatric faculty at Tufts Medical Center until his retirement.
He consulted to Child Protection Teams at the Massachusetts General Children’s Hospital, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth. He has been on the boards and executive committees of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), Prevent Child Abuse (America), and the National Children’s Alliance. He has served on the International Advisory Board of the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome and the National Center for Child Fatality Review. He was Chair of the Child Abuse Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 1998-2002.
He is editor of Child Abuse: Medical Diagnosis and Management, now in its third edition; Child Abuse Treatment: Common Ground for Mental Health, Medical and Legal Practitioners, the second edition of which will be released by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 2014, and co-editor of Inflicted Childhood Neurotrauma published by the AAP in 2003. He has published 48 peer-reviewed medical articles and 26 book chapters. He edited The Quarterly Update from 1993 until 2017 and has written reviews of over 1,300 articles for that journal.